What makes you smile?

Sunday morning breakfast. Fresh spinach from my patio garden with poached eggs and homemade bread topped with avocado and vegemite. In spite of all the challenges of 2020 I hope everyone finds their tiny reason to still smile ❤️

BREATHING

We are now halfway through 2020; a year of turmoil and change, but also a year of hope for a better life. Hope because the events that have unfolded this year has made us all appreciate what matters; love, family, human contact, freedom, time to reflect, our health and waking up every morning still BREATHING.… Continue reading BREATHING

Thoughts and Ramblings on Covid-19 -Anzac Day

  Today is Anzac day in Australia. People normally gather in the suburbs, in parks or near beaches to honour the many soldiers that have fought for our freedom, and there is an official parade in the city. Not this year. Due to the restrictions we could not do this. Instead, the government urged people… Continue reading Thoughts and Ramblings on Covid-19 -Anzac Day

Thoughts and Ramblings on Covid-19. April 18th 2020.

Another week has gone by in this strange Covid-19 stay-at-home lifestyle. This has now been my life for almost five weeks. I have accepted it and maybe as an introvert it has not been too hard to adjust. Like everyone, I long to be around people, to have the freedom to get out and about… Continue reading Thoughts and Ramblings on Covid-19. April 18th 2020.

Australia Burns

‘It was once a beautiful city by the east coast of Australia known for its warm weather, azure blue bays, many majestic park lands, vast open spaces and clean air. That was before the fires came’ I wrote this over a month ago to go with some photos I took from the top of our… Continue reading Australia Burns

Writing When Not Writing

Can a writer write when not actually writing? Of course we can. In fact, ‘non writing’ activities take up a huge chunk of our time. Many of us fill with guilt when not sitting in front of laptop writing, but to be honest so much of our writing ideas and skills come to life when… Continue reading Writing When Not Writing

The Tale of Old Silverback

🔥🔥 HOT OFF THE PRESS 🔥🔥 “King of the forest, old Silverback, fell down with a thump on the soft mulch-littered ground, and the whole forest held their breath. They realised something was wrong.” A teaser for my children’s short story which I am SUPER excited to announce is now finally available in print as… Continue reading The Tale of Old Silverback

Deadly Destination

  For centuries it had been frozen in time and in structure. Hidden from civilisation beneath the cold ice; covered in layers of bone chilling snow. Its weapon harmless. Unable to kill. A frozen assassin. Global warming slowly changed the killer.  Like a hibernating bear, the deadly bacteria stretched and yawned back to life. Slowly… Continue reading Deadly Destination

Review of ‘A Lifetime of Impossible Days’ by Tabitha Bird

The sign of a great book for me is when I can’t wait to read how it finishes, but when I do I want to continue reading and stay in the story; stay with the characters that have come to life, come into my life. When seeing ‘the end’ makes me feel both sad and… Continue reading Review of ‘A Lifetime of Impossible Days’ by Tabitha Bird